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“Sailing ship is the star” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum

Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum
Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Netherlands Maritime Museum) (Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied))
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$30*
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Amsterdam Canal Cruise and Maritime Museum
Ranked #23 of 405 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Het Scheepvaartmuseum, The National Maritime Museum, tells inspiring stories of how the sea is in our genes. Come and enjoy the stimulating, interactive exhibitions and the stunning 17th century building.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Sailing ship is the star”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

More modern than expected. The ship is a great attraction especially for the children. There is an exhibition on the Dutch slave trade which is quite informative. The restaurant is well frequented offering food to suit all budgets.

Visited February 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Beautifully designed interactive galleries kept the children fully engaged and interested. Lots of exhibits imaginatively displayed. Delightful, well worth a visit.

Visited February 2014
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A must for complete Amsterdam trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Together with the canal museum, bible museum, this completes a good Amsterdam history. The city built on trade, and of course, the slave trade, and ongoing links with former colonies, Surinam and East Indies. Thought provoking interactive slave exhibition to rival Liverpool's excellent one.

Visited February 2014
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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This was actually one of my favourite museums we visited while on holiday in amsterdam. The ship exhibit gives a lot of history of The Netherlands during it's seafaring era and there are great audio-visual displays throughout.

The whale exhibit was actually really fascinating but the best part of the museum is going onto their Tall Ship that's moored outside on the harbour. It was so surreal to be able to walk around the deck and to explore the hull and cabin quarters.

We left this part to the very end of our visit and actually ran out of time because the museum was closing so we had to rush through it. I would recommend seeing this first if you're short on time

Visited February 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A crappy museum, avoid at all cost”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

This museum has just fake plastic articles and screens with videos of reconstructions of the Dutch golden age.
There is actually nothing that it's real, very little instruments, diaries, paintings and real stuff that b belongs to that period. It is also made for kids, and adults will just be bored. We were very disappointed.
Additionally it costs 15 Euro to get in which is a shame.
AVOID AT ALL COSTS. Rijksmuseum is amazing. This is just a fake.

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